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Climate Fund Managers partners with SWS to support development of solar powered desalination plants in Kenya
03-12-2020 | 12:48:12
Climate Fund Managers (CFM) has agreed to co-finance and co-develop a portfolio of solar-powered desalination installations in Kenya, turning brackish groundwater into drinking water.
[South Africa] LyondellBasell, Sasol complete Louisiana Joint Venture transaction
02-12-2020 | 07:48:00
LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Sasol, a global integrated chemicals and energy company, announced the closing of their Louisiana-based Integrated Polyethylene JV transaction.
UNDP, WRC award grants to water innovators to build and improve innovations in South Africa
02-12-2020 | 06:59:00
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa and the Water Research Commission (WRC) awarded grants to the value of R3 million to seven innovators, to build and improve water innovations in the country.
[Nigeria] Department of Petroleum Resources sensitizes petrol stations on environmental safety rules
01-12-2020 | 07:07:00
Mrs Roseline Wilkie, the Zonal Controller of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Imo, has advised Petrol station managers to observe environmental safety rules in their premises.
African Development Bank invests in SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solution
30-11-2020 | 14:27:00
The African Development Bank approved $5 million investment in the SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions to over two million households across Africa.
AFD, CIRAD partner to develop sustainable management management tools for zoonotic diseases in Zimbabwe
30-11-2020 | 06:47:00
The French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) signed an agreement to develop the Zimbabwean agricultural sector’s capacity in biotechnology.
Oil and gas industry commits to monitor, report and reduce methane emissions
27-11-2020 | 14:52:30
In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis, major players in the oil and gas industry have agreed to report methane emissions with a new, much higher level of transparency.
Bboxx, USAID partner to expand clean cooking access in DRC
27-11-2020 | 14:07:00
USAID’s Pay As You Go Liquid Petroleum Gas Program awarded a grant to Bboxx to test and scale up LPG technology in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Off-grid solar generation could affect how Africa uses coal, natural gas for electricity
25-11-2020 | 08:19:00
In the International Energy Outlook 2020 (IEO2020), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects electricity generation in Africa using two cases with different assumptions about how future electricity needs are fulfilled.
Switzerland, Ghana sign agreement for climate action
25-11-2020 | 06:21:00
The Government of Ghana and Switzerland signed a bilateral agreement which brings the cooperative approaches of the Paris Agreement to life, setting the framework conditions for the cooperation.
KBA, KCIC collaborate on advancing green financing in Kenya
25-11-2020 | 06:10:00
The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at advancing the green finance agenda in Kenya.
Total strengthens commitment to reduce methane emissions
25-11-2020 | 05:48:25
Total has joined the second phase of the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP 2.0) of the United Nations Environment Program.
IRENA, GWEC enhance cooperation to scale up renewables globally
20-11-2020 | 10:17:00
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) signed a cooperation agreement in order to join efforts aimed at increasing the adoption and deployment of wind and renewable energy worldwide.
[Zambia] Eni adopts forest conservation projects to compensate for CO2 emissions
20-11-2020 | 06:15:00
Through the enhancement of forest conservation projects in Africa, Eni has achieved the first carbon credits generation for offsetting GHG emissions equivalent to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2.
Ford embarks on renewable energy programme for Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa
19-11-2020 | 12:28:00
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has embarked on a pioneering solar energy project for its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, as part of its vision to develop an integrated renewable energy solution.
[Kenya] Camco Clean Energy joins Green Climate Fund’s list of accredited entities
17-11-2020 | 09:23:00
Camco Clean Energy (Camco) has been approved as an accredited entity by the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Kangnas Wind Farm kicks off operations in Northern Cape, South Africa
17-11-2020 | 08:58:00
Kangnas Wind Farm achieved its Commercial Operations Date, making it the first bid window four wind farm, in the Northern Cape, to come on stream as part of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Green Climate Fund approves $1b to boost climate finance in developing countries
17-11-2020 | 05:50:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has given a major boost to climate finance for developing countries with the approval of over $1 billion of funding for low-emission, climate-resilient development.
AFD loans IFAD €300m to help small-scale farmers tackle impacts of climate change
13-11-2020 | 09:27:00
French development agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), signed a €300 million loan to UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help small-scale farmers in high-risk countries.
[South Africa] Sasol secures carbon offset credits to progress its climate change ambitions
11-11-2020 | 10:21:00
Sasol has secured more than 100 000 carbon offset credits from Bethlehem Hydro, a South African independent power producer, in fulfilment of its obligations under the new South African carbon tax regulations.
EBRD, EU and partners boost green finance in Egypt
11-11-2020 | 06:19:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Union (EU) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) are boosting green finance on the Egyptian economy and the development of value chains for the private sector.
Climate Fund Managers, Eos Capital invest $60m for Namibia’s Kelp Blue farm project
06-11-2020 | 11:40:00
Climate Fund Managers and Eos Capital announced a partnership between Climate Investor Two, Kelp Blue and the Namibia Infrastructure Development and Investment Fund for the commercial development of world’s first large-scale kelp farm.
AI startup ATLAN Space raises $1m Series A funding from Maroc Numeric Fund II for expansion
04-11-2020 | 08:39:00
Aerial vehicle Artificial Intelligence startup ATLAN Space has raised $1m Series A funding from Maroc Numeric Fund II with participation from Hilmi Law Firm and Cadex Group, for business expansion.
Rovensa to acquire South Africa's Oro Agri
03-11-2020 | 09:21:19
Rovensa has agreed to acquire Oro Agri, provider of environmentally friendly biocontrol solutions with international reach, from the Omnia Group, South Africa.
Sasol invites interested parties to partner for development of carbon offset projects
03-11-2020 | 06:29:00
In an effort to realise its ambition towards meeting the Paris Agreement goals, Sasol is placing a request to the market to collaborate with experienced carbon offset project developers.
Enel Green Power commences Nxuba Wind Farm energy generation in South Africa
30-10-2020 | 09:25:11
With the commissioning of its final wind turbine at 140 MW Nxuba Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, Enel Green Power (EGP) has commenced with the generation and delivery of energy.
Nordic countries to provide additional €350m for climate work in Africa
30-10-2020 | 06:50:00
Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have decided to strengthen the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) with additional capital of €350 million.
African Heads call on world leaders to increase investment in IFAD to end rural hunger and poverty
21-10-2020 | 05:46:40
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the IFAD or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.
TDI-Brooks completes EBS program offshore Ivory Coast
20-10-2020 | 11:49:33
TDI-Brooks International together with the French environmental firm Créocéan and Benthic Solutions, has completed an Environmental Baseline Studies for TOTAL E&P Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast.
Airtel Zambia, Ericsson partner to drive responsible e-waste disposal and recycling
20-10-2020 | 11:34:00
Airtel Networks Zambia has partnered with Ericsson on a ‘Product Take-Back’ program to minimize the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment.
Siemens Energy to help Total achieve low-emission goals for Mozambique LNG Project
19-10-2020 | 08:32:00
A joint venture between Saipem and McDermott selected Siemens Energy to supply emissions-reducing power generation equipment and boil-off gas compressors for the Mozambique LNG Project.
Polarcus awarded 3D project in West Africa
19-10-2020 | 08:00:00
Polarcus, geophysical service provider of safe and environmentally responsible marine acquisition services announced a letter of award has been received for 3D seismic data acquisition services in West Africa.
[Kenya] KenGen to earn $1.1m from Clean Development Mechanism Project
16-10-2020 | 07:18:00
Energy producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to earn about $1.1 million in the next seven years from the Olkaria II Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project.
EEP Africa approves 26 new projects in productive use and circular economy
15-10-2020 | 09:17:00
The EEP Africa Innovation Window Investment Committee approved funding for projects submitted under the 2020 call for proposals on Clean Energy Powering Green Growth.
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program donors announce $300m to end hunger and malnutrition
14-10-2020 | 06:14:00
During the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Replenishment Period 2020-25, donors increased their contributions to achieve sustainable Development Goal 2 - a world with zero hunger.
Lekela's fourth South African wind farm begins commercial operation
08-10-2020 | 10:37:00
Lekela, renewable power-generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, anounced its South Africa's Perdekraal East windfarm began commercial operations.
Japan supports WFP in addressing impact of locust outbreak in eastern Sudan
07-10-2020 | 06:27:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan received a contribution of $1.7 million from the Government of Japan to support vulnerable people whose livelihoods and food security are most at risk because of desert locust swarms.
FAO, CropLife International strengthen commitment to promote agri-food systems transformation
05-10-2020 | 05:44:00
United Nations FAO and CropLife International renewed and strengthened their commitment to work together and find new ways to transform agri-food systems and promote rural development through on the ground investment and innovation.
New UK support to tackle locust swarms in East Africa
05-10-2020 | 05:32:00
The UK Government has provided a new package to help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia by spraying, monitoring and surveillance.
EBRD, EU and partners support green investments in Morocco
02-10-2020 | 07:01:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are supporting green investments by the private sector to strengthen Morocco’s economic recovery.
New analysis shows onshore wind potential across Africa enough to power the entire continent many times over
01-10-2020 | 08:47:00
Developing Africa’s huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy. For the first time ever, wind and solar made up the majority of the world’s new power generation in 2019.
World Bank supports improvement of air quality, fight against climate change in Greater Cairo, Egypt
01-10-2020 | 07:36:00
The World Bank approved a $200 million project to support Egypt’s initiatives to reduce air and climate pollution from critical sectors and to increase resilience to air pollution in Greater Cairo.
Nestlé helps boost coffee production in Africa
01-10-2020 | 06:22:00
Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa, from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan 10 years ago. The coffee farms that had been in his family for generations were producing poor yields, making it hard for him to earn a good living.
USTDA supports battery storage project in West Africa
29-09-2020 | 10:00:49
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant for a feasibility study to help Lekela Energie Stockage deploy utility-scale battery storage technology in support of its Taiba N’Diaye wind farm, the largest of its kind in Senegal and West Africa.
SAPVIA, SAWEA join forces to launch Developing Developers programme in South Africa
28-09-2020 | 07:47:00
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) have come together to launch an innovative programme to drive change and enhance local skills base.
Cameroon, IFAD join forces to boost food security, support small-scale farmers
28-09-2020 | 07:13:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a $59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA).
[South Africa] Sasol becomes signatory of Operation Clean Sweep
25-09-2020 | 10:56:00
Sasol has become the first raw material supplier to the South African plastics industry to become a signatory of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS).
Lesotho, IFAD join forces to improve livelihoods of vulnerable small-scale farmers
25-09-2020 | 07:41:00
160,000 poor rural households in Lesotho will benefit from new financing for a project that will boost food security and nutrition, mitigate the impact of climate change and strengthen livelihoods for greater income.
Nearly half the world’s population still lacks access to modern energy cooking services, report
24-09-2020 | 10:02:00
Four billion people around the world still lack access to clean, efficient, convenient, safe, reliable, and affordable cooking energy, a new World Bank report finds.
OPEC Fund approves $100m for operations in developing countries
24-09-2020 | 07:16:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
Global trade in food and agricultural products more than doubles in last two decades, FAO
24-09-2020 | 06:21:00
Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries' exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world's total, FAO reports.
CDC announces joint funding to Greenlight Planet’s solar business
23-09-2020 | 12:45:00
CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, announced a joint commitment of $90 million in partnership with leading investors, to Greenlight Planet.
Islamic Development Bank approves $320.6m for development projects in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Indonesia
23-09-2020 | 06:40:00
The Islamic Development Bank approved $320.56 million in financing to new development projects in water and sanitation, health, roads and women empowerment in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Indonesia.
Republic of Korea provides rice and funds for refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts
22-09-2020 | 06:57:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)welcom ed 5,000 metric tons of rice and $300,000 in cash from the Republic of Korea to provide much-needed relief assistance to 781,000 people including refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts.
[Column] NJ Ayuk: Mozambique LNG project could be transformational for Mozambique if western environmentalists don’t interfere
21-09-2020 | 09:01:00
When Anadarko Petroleum Corp. confirmed last year it would be constructing a $20 billion liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, this was major news.
FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition
21-09-2020 | 08:27:00
FAO unveiled its new Green Cities Initiative and Action Plan to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition in and around the cities in a post COVID-19 era.
African Development Bank extends $2.1m for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing in Mauritania
21-09-2020 | 06:29:00
The African Development Bank approved a grant of $2.1 million to boost the country’s resilience against climate related shocks and food insecurity.
Global and African leaders welcome launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa
17-09-2020 | 06:26:00
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent.
World Bank sets ambitious targets for green and resilient economic growth in Africa
16-09-2020 | 07:20:23
The World Bank released the Next Generation Africa Climate Business Plan (NG-ACBP), which sets out a blueprint to help Sub-Saharan African economies achieve low carbon and climate-resilient outcomes.
World Bank provides additional agricultural support for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
16-09-2020 | 07:12:57
The World Bank approved a $80 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support the government of Ethiopia boost agricultural productivity and enhance market access for smallholder farmers.
Zambia sets global benchmark for community forest conservation
11-09-2020 | 13:10:00
Twelve communities in the Luangwa Valley are benefitting from direct cash payments of K50 million ($2.3 million) thanks to a partnership with forest conservation business BCP.
Natural gas projects in Africa are Key to global energy transition, reducing emissions and powering industrialisation
11-09-2020 | 11:20:00
Natural gas is an integral part of the global energy story accounting for 25% of the global energy that is consumed. With a total proven natural gas resource estimated to be about 600 trillion CFT, the opportunities for natural gas in Africa are enormous.
Orange successfully issues €500m inaugural Sustainability Bond
10-09-2020 | 08:57:00
Orange announced the successful launch of its inaugural Sustainability Bond for a total amount of €500 million to finance projects that fully reflect the Group’s ambitions in both the green and social fields.
Continental Reinsurance leverages Agritask's risk management platform to enhance agricultural reinsurance across Africa
10-09-2020 | 07:45:00
Continental Reinsurance, the largest private pan-African reinsurer, has selected the Agritask risk management platform to enhance its agricultural reinsurance operations.
FMO invests $10m into eco.business Fund to boost biodiversity conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
07-09-2020 | 10:30:00
The eco.business Fund has received a commitment of $10 million from Dutch development financier, FMO for its recently launched sub-Saharan Africa sub-fund.
[South Africa] Sasol invites interested parties to partner for development of CO2 utilisation technologies
04-09-2020 | 12:29:00
Sasol is inviting interested parties to participate in a Request for Information (RFI) process regarding the development and demonstration of CO2 utilisation technologies to progress its climate change ambitions.
Climate resilient agriculture grants in Niger empower women-managed enterprises
04-09-2020 | 09:29:00
In Niger, the agricultural sector employs 8 out of 10 people; It is estimated that if the gender gap was closed in agricultural productivity, it would unlock financial gains that could lift over 25,000 Nigeriens out of poverty.
IFC supports Nigeria’s plastics packaging and recycling industries
02-09-2020 | 10:58:00
IFC announced a financing package to help Engee Manufacturing, a leading Nigeria manufacturer of PET resin to build a Continuous Polymerisation PET Resin plant in Ogun state.
IFC, FMO support South Africa’s FirstRand increase access to climate financing
02-09-2020 | 10:43:00
IFC announced a loan to FirstRand Bank to enable increased financial and advisory support to energy-efficient and water-smart projects in South Africa, helping the country meet climate emission and other environmental targets.
PraxisIFM supports relief efforts in Mauritius following MV Wakashio oil spill
01-09-2020 | 08:29:43
PraxisIFM has been supporting relief efforts in Mauritius following bulk carrier MV Wakashio oil spill, which the Government of Mauritius has declared an environmental emergency.
Tackling youth unemployment in Kenya through sustainable waste management
31-08-2020 | 12:32:00
Abdul Said Konde is a youth resident in Tudor informal settlement in Mombasa County. Like thousands of other young people across the country, he is not formally employed and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder to access manual jobs.
Industry lobbies the U.S. government to make Africa backslide on plastics
31-08-2020 | 12:00:00
The American Chemistry Council has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa.
GCF approves $54.5m project to reduce deforestation, carbon emissions in Ghana
31-08-2020 | 08:03:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a project worth $54.5 million to address the alarming deforestation and forest degradation challenges in the Northern Savannah Zone of Ghana.
Polarcus secures new XArray 3D project in West Africa
28-08-2020 | 07:32:00
Polarcus announced the award of an XArray 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa commencing in October 2020 with a duration of approximately 2 months.
GCF approves $25.6 million funding for innovative climate resilience project in Sudan
27-08-2020 | 07:08:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $25.6 million in new funding for an innovative climate resilience project in Sudan, designed to promote agriculture, health, and food and water security.
Green Climate Fund approves $11.8m project in Côte d’Ivoire
26-08-2020 | 10:26:00
The Green Climate Fund approved several new projects, including one for Côte d'Ivoire that marks the first time the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has helped an African country obtain grant from the international entity.
[South Africa] Seven Sasolburg SMMEs selected for Sasol Business Accelerator programme
26-08-2020 | 10:01:00
Sasol has selected seven small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) from in and around Sasolburg in the Free State to take part in its newly launched 24-month Sasol Business Accelerator (SBA) programme.
AfDB debars four Nigerian companies for fraudulent and collusive practices
25-08-2020 | 14:32:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced a 24-month debarment of Sangtech International Services, Sangar & Associates (Nigeria), Mashad Integrated and Investment Co. and Medniza Global Merchants.
TDB, AFD sign $150m credit line to finance green infrastructure in Africa
25-08-2020 | 07:11:00
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) signed a $150 million credit line agreement aimed at financing climate infrastructure projects in Africa.
UNEP partners with Ocean Agency and Adobe On new campaign for ocean protection
24-08-2020 | 10:38:22
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Ocean Agency, in collaboration with creativity partner Adobe, have launched Ocean League, a new campaign that showcases the power of creativity in driving positive change for ocean protection and climate action.
Agence Française de Développement and AfreximBank sign a €150 million climate financing agreement for Africa
20-08-2020 | 07:04:00
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the African Export-Import Bank, AfreximBank, have announced a new facility agreement for a €150 Million financing programme.
Ivorian Green Cluster of SMEs names AfDB a 2020 Green Champion
20-08-2020 | 05:15:00
The Green Cluster of SMEs in Côte d'Ivoire has awarded the African Development Bank a prize for the best technical and financial partner committed to promoting the green economy.
RusselSmith, Kongsberg Ferrotech introduce autonomous robots for subsea repairs in Nigeria
19-08-2020 | 08:26:00
Nigerian integrated oilfield services provider, RusselSmith has teamed up with Kongsberg Ferrotech, a Norwegian subsea robotics company to introduce a range of autonomous subsea robotic technologies to the Nigerian market.
Siemens Energy signs long-term servicing contract for Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company
18-08-2020 | 13:52:00
Siemens Energy has signed a long-term preventive maintenance contract with the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), for its industrial complex in Alexandria, Egypt.
World Bank lights up Africa, brings renewable, off-grid energy to communities
14-08-2020 | 06:23:00
With a strong push for solar energy from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, life for thousands of Ghanaians is beginning to change.
Irrigation cooperatives empower Ethiopia and Somalia communities to combat climate extremes
12-08-2020 | 06:07:00
Long lasting environmental degradation, scarcity of water and grasslands are causing friction between host and refugee communities in the Dolo Ado woreda of the Somali region in Ethiopia.
Bayer donates Decis ULV insecticide to support Kenya, Uganda fight against desert locust devastation
11-08-2020 | 10:02:00
Farmers in Kenya and Uganda currently fighting a devastating locust invasion and looming food security crisis are receiving a donation of 170,000 liters of Decis ULV insecticide from Bayer.
COMESA Ministers adopt COVID-19 food security and nutrition plan
11-08-2020 | 06:26:43
Ministers responsible for agriculture, environment and natural resources have adopted the COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan to help the region deal with the impacts of Covid-19 on regional food security.
Nagashiki Shipping bulk carrier vessel MW Wakashio spills fuel oil off Mauritius
10-08-2020 | 07:14:23
On 25 July 2020, a bulk carrier vessel, MW Wakashio, ran aground on the reef of Point d’Esny, off the coast of Mauritius, approximately 40 kilometres southeast of the country’s capital, Port Louis, carrying nearly 4,200 metric tons (MT) of fuel.
[Ghana] Republic Bank advocates for green bonds for green buildings and mortgage financing
10-08-2020 | 06:02:00
Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited has advocated for issuance of a Green Bond in Ghana to raise long term financing for Green Building construction by developers.
New project pursues climate innovations to boost Zimbabwe livestock production systems
08-08-2020 | 14:30:00
A new European Union-funded ‘Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe’ (LIPS-Zim) project is working to increase agricultural productivity in the country’s agro-ecological Zones.
Monsoons help enhance yield in East African fisheries, NOC
07-08-2020 | 06:40:00
Led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), new study reveals the importance of the Monsoon in how abundant small pelagic fish are in East Africa.
Climate financing by leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion
06-08-2020 | 14:52:00
Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totaled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion (67%) was in low- and middle-income economies.
[South Africa] Air Liquide to acquire Sasol oxygen production site, reduce by 30% its CO2 emissions
03-08-2020 | 09:16:00
In line with its plan to reduce its emissions of CO2, Sasol has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for Air Liquide to acquire the biggest oxygen production site in the world located in Secunda in South Africa.
WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger
31-07-2020 | 06:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.
Bank of Mauritius joins Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System
29-07-2020 | 13:45:00
The Bank of Mauritius has become a member of the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), with request for membership being unanimously approved by all NGFS members.
Belgium supports anticipatory action project to enhance food security, nutrition in Zimbabwe
23-07-2020 | 07:03:00
Belgium has contributed to an anticipatory action project aimed at enhancing the food security and nutrition of populations affected by COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.
[Kenya] KAM appoints Mucai Kunyiha as new Chair
22-07-2020 | 06:41:27
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has appointed Mucai Kunyiha as the new National Chairman to lead the organization for a two-year term.
FAO launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19
22-07-2020 | 06:25:00
FAO launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors.
Komaza raises $28 million Series B to capture Africa’s $30 billion wood deficit and restore degraded lands
21-07-2020 | 16:34:00
Komaza, a company that is revolutionizing the wood industry in Africa through its innovative smallholder platform, has secured a first close of $28m of the company’s planned $33m Series B equity financing.